ICON SPORTS NORTH WALES CRICKET LEAGUE
The runaway leading pair in Division Two, Marchwiel & Wrexham and Buckley, both maintained winning ways on Saturday.
BUCKLEY (12) 146-7 BERSHAM (3) 145-8
Number seven bat Jack Massey hit an heroic unbeaten half century to see Buckley over the winning line at Lane End.
Tricky opponents Bersham, who decided to bat, posted 145-8 off their 40 overs, Rishan Fernando best with 33, while for Bucks, Rhys Jones picked up 4-28 and Jack Gibson 2-20.
Despite opener Joel Sampson making 50, the hosts were losing too many wickets for comfort in reply before Massey came in and scored 51 not out, Buckley getting to 146-7 with two overs to spare.
Amith Thilakarathne took 2-12 and Fernando 2-19 for Bersham, who put up a great battle.
MENAI BRIDGE 2ND XI (2) 167-8 MARCHWIEL & WREXHAM (13) 168-5
Jason Wharam and skipper Josh Williams guided Marchwiel and Wrexham to victory with a vital unbroken sixth-wicket partnership of 44 at Tyn-y-Caeau.
Bridge chalked up 167-8 off 40 overs, Berwyn Thomas 59 no and William Ridge 52 the main contributors, Sion Edwards a superb 3-15 off nine for the visitors.
In response, M & W were by no means home and dry at 124-5, Sam Heard-Edwards 36 and Michael Forgrave 27, before Wharam (43 no) and Williams (10 no) took the travellers to 168 without further alarms.
Doug Searle took 2-29 and Patrick Treweeke 2-30 for the islanders.
CARMEL & DISTRICT (2) 116-8 ST ASAPH 2ND XI (13) 118-4
All-rounder Roger Cloate had a good day for a winning St Asaph outfit at Pen-y-Gelli.
Carmel could only muster a below average 116-8 from 40 overs, Amer Jamil 3-17 and Cloate 2-21 for the visitors.
Cloate then hit 50 as Asaph eased to 118-4 off 30.5 overs for a 13-2 verdict.
GRESFORD 2ND XI (2) 127-10 NORTHOP 2ND XI (13) 128-4
Northop seconds’ Elgan Skillander produced quite stunning figures of 4-9 off five overs in his team’s success at Clappers Lane.
Gresford were bowled out for just 127, Gez Jones 39 and Wes Evans 34, Skillander’s fine return backed up by Scott Oates (2-26) and Joe Griffiths (2-32).
Northop reached 128-4 in 37.1, Robert Alderson 36, Nathan Pierce 32 and Oates 32 not out, Callum Dutton 2-10 for the home side.
LLAY WELFARE 2ND XI (-15) MOLD 2ND XI (10)
Llay Welfare conceded.
MOCHDRE 2ND XI (10) DENBIGH 2ND XI (-15)
PWLLHELI 2ND XI (1) 128-5 CLWB CRICED CAERNARFON (14) 130-3
Leaders Caernarfon strengthened their grip on top spot with a convincing win at Pwllheli seconds on Sunday.
Put into bat, Pwll set a very getable 128-5 off 40 overs, Ben Cowper hitting 52 and Ioan Roberts 25 no, Monis Altaf 2-24 for the Cofis.
Caernarfon made it to 130-3 from 28.4, Ian Morgan 44 no, Grant Peisley 31, for a 14-1 points split.
CONNAH’S QUAY 2ND XI (12) 161-7 BRYMBO 2ND XI (3) 159-7
Phil Keidel’s 73 was the chief factor in Connah’s Quay seconds’ three-wicket success over Brymbo seconds.
Sam Aplin (46) and William Roberts (40) helped the Steelmen set a decent total of 159-7, Jake Chare 2-18 and Matthew Dix 2-26 for the Deesiders.
Opener Keidel then led the charge as the Quay replied with 161-7 from 34, Tom Emmerson 3-43 for the visitors.
CORWEN (2) 101-10 CLWB CRICED CONWY 2ND XI (13) 103-4
Corwen opener Kevin Sharp carried his bat for 45 not out but a lack of support meant the hosts were unable to get a challenging total.
The home team were bowled out for 101, Alex Price with 3-6 off 4 overs, Vaughan Williams 3-10 and Kieran Saturley 2-8 for the visitors.
Conwy sped to 103-4 in 22 overs, skipper Carwyn Thomas 48 no.
GWERSYLLT PARK 2ND XI (13) 146-4 ABERGELE 2ND XI (2) 145-9
Set 146 for victory, Gwersyllt Park seconds needed just 27 overs to achieve their target.
Gele chalked up 145-9 off their 40, skipper Gareth Ireland 38, Michael Griffiths snaring 5-19 for the hosts.
Graeme Bell made 37 not out, Jack Watkins 36 and Ben Griffiths 30 in the Park’s response of 146-4, sealing a 13-2 decision.
PONTBLYDDYN 2ND XI (11) 166-10 HAWARDEN PARK 2ND XI (4) 157-8
A good contest at Alder Meadow saw Pont prevail by nine runs.
Ryan White made 41 and Chris Myles 37 as the hosts were all back in the hutch for 166, Michael Almond 3-39 and Tom Wilson 2-8 for the travelling team.
Hawarden reply ended just short on 157-8, skipper Martin Hinton best with 39, Aled Roberts 3-31 for Pont.
RHEWL (11) 91-10 CARMEL & DISTRICT 2ND XI (4) 85-10
Rhewl were jubilant after achieving their first win of the season – and it was a real thriller against Carmel seconds.
Put into bat, the hosts were dismissed for 91 in 31.1 overs, Rhodri Jones the highest contributor with 22, Lee Rowles 3-15, Noah Murray-Jones 2-10 and Steven Jones 2-15 for the visitors.
In reply, Steven Jones hit 43 for Carmel, but no-one else could get near to matching him as the visitors were all out for 85.
Steffan Lloyd was Rhewl’s main bowling hero with 4-22, Dyfan Parry pocketing 2-8 and Gavin Manuel 2-19.
LLANDUDNO 2ND XI (2) 90-10 BETHESDA 2ND XI (13) 144-7
Captain Jez Shea (39) and Jamie Savage (33 no) did most to ensure Bethesda seconds’ effort of 144-7 at The Oval was a winning one.
Richard Boldero (27) also provided a useful boost to the Pesda total, Matthew Lambe collecting 4-27 for Tudno.
The hosts were then rolled over for 90, Sopan Patil 4-13, Adil Hussain 3-19 and Savage 2-19 combining to do most damage.
LLANRWST 2ND XI (1) 131-8 MYNYDD ISA & MAESHAFN (14) 223-3
Winning the toss and opting to bat worked well for leaders Mynydd Isa and Maeshafn.
They amassed 223-3 off their 40 allotted overs, Sivaraman Seramanperuman leading the parade with 66, Abs Dey adding 57 not out, Tom Hall 34 and skipper Andy Meakin 33.
Joseph Guy made an impressive 57 as Llanrwst were restricted to 131-8, Hall 3-14 and Dave Markey 2-33 for the winners.
MARCHWIEL & WREXHAM 2ND XI (-15) HALKYN 2ND XI (10)
Marchwiel & Wrexham conceded.
RUTHIN 2ND XI (10) DOLGELLAU 2ND XI (-15)